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into this thing and there are four months left. normally in terms of medicare you have six month enrollment. hearing is six month enrollment. in massachusetts, where it was rolled out, they had computer problems and they had a year for people to enroll. if that's the model, potentially you could have an extension of the enrollment. >> if you extend that we get into the problem that the young healthy folks have gotten involved in the marketplace and the exchanges and they are not paying premiums and, therefore, the sick, vulnerable people will pay higher premiums. >> yes, think of this, the idea is to get them signed up. think of all of the things that are working against that: staying on your parents' plan until you are 26, taking a big chunk out of the buyer population for individual plans. the worries of the security of the website if and when it is up and running. there are all kinds of concerns expressed by responsible people. on top of that, the penalty if you decide not to buy a plan, it is light the first year so you add these things together and the possibility that if you go -- if
plan. our plan didn't raise taxes, didn't cut medicare. this one does. it's not even about a website. it is about more than that. it's about can you imagine the government providing a hip or knee replacement if they can't get the website right, what makes you think they're going to get the health care itself correct? >> the one calling for delay now are not the republicans. it's the democrats, senator bayh. there are at least a dozen senate democrats who are saying let's push back the mandate. let's push back the penalties some saying a few weeks or months. joe manchin of west virginia is saying delay the individual mandate a year. we're going to talk about g.o.p. problems in the next segment but how big a burden could obamacare be for democrats in 2014? >> it could potentially be a very significant burden, chris. and i would imagine most of the people calling for delay are many of the members up for election next november because they're worried about this. the rollout was a real calamity, no question about it. even the administration admitted that. i think the political impact next
of the centers on medicare and medicaid services told a conference what we want to avoid is a third world experience. we've had the third world experience and what judy rather delicately calls the president's accommodation looks to a great many of us to look illegal. we're told in grade school that in that building behind you are the two legislative chambers of the federal government. there's a third. it's called the white house press room into which the president can on a whim rewrite laws. it's an historic civics lessons. >> i didn't learn that in school. i hate it when people come to me and say you've been around this town a long time because i always know what that means. bob, you've been around this town a long time. have you ever seen anything like this? a president with three years to roll out his signature accomplishment literally with his name on it and it gets so botched. >> you think about what this is. it's a mess clearly. what it isn't and what i think you have to look at the question and motive and the president's motive here even though there are problems with implementatio
was. nine months ago, the officials on medicaid and medicare services. they said we want to avoid a shirt world experience. the accommodation looks to many of us to be illegal. there are two legislative chambers of the federal government. there is a third, the white house press room into which the president can, on a whim, rewrite laws. >> i didn't learn that in school. i hate when people come to me and they say you have been around a long time but you have been around this town a long time, have you ever seen anything like this? a president with three years to roll out his signature accomplishment -- >> this is a mess, clearly, but what it isn't, i think you have to look at motive. and his motive here, even though there is deep problems, he wants to do something good for 30 million people and get them health insurance. >> i'm not saying it's a scandal. >> you see all of these stories and this friend si out there, the game over, the presidency is over. some people are saying -- i think that's not the case. here is the other side of this which i would agree with george will on. whe
. there's four months left. normally in terms of a medicare situation you have a six-month enrollment period. in massachusetts where things were rolled out they had computer problems and they had a year for people to enroll. if that's the model, potentially you could have an extension of the enrollment period. >> of course if if you extend that, we begin to get into the problem that the young healthy haven't gotten involved in the marketplace and the exchanges. they're not paying premiums and, therefore, the sick vulnerable people with all these extra benefits are going to pay higher premiums. >> think of this. the idea is to get them signed up. think of all the things working against that now. staying on your parents plan until your 26. that takes a chunk of healthy people out of the potential buyer population for individual plans. worries about the security of the website if and when it finally gets up and running. there are all kinds of concerns about that expressed by responsible people. on top of that is the penalty if you decide not to buy a plan is light the first year. you add
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)